Keywords (or "keyphrases") are words which describe or refer to a thing. In the context of SEO, keywords are the metadata used by search engines to rank webpages.

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Is hiding content with JavaScript or “text-indent: -9999px” bad for SEO?

So apparently hiding content using "display: none" is bad for SEO and seen by googlebot as being deceptive. This according to a lot of the posts I read online and questions even on this site. But ...
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For a site description, would it be better to use H2 or P tags?

I tend to follow this HTML structure while creating new site on my main page: <div class="header"> <img alt="keyword" title="keyword logo" src="keyword.png" /> <div> ...
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Alt attributes for dynamically generated images

I have an image gallery for a commerce website which consists of several small thumbnail images and one large image. All of the images are photographs of the same product. What would be the most ...
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How does Google decide when to bold synonyms for query keywords?

When you type keywords in the search, Google will bold the requested keywords as well as their synonyms. For example if you type Japanese cars, the synonyms like vehicles will be bold as well. But not ...
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adding slugs to the URLs afterwards

we have a website for last 5 months and we did not used slug at bottom level elements so urls was like /apps/webmasters/badges/1100 would it make sense to add name to the URL after that point and ...
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URLs - Hyphens or keywords?

Let's say I have an online database. The domain names somethingdatabase.* are taken. seomoz says that Hyphens detract from credibility and can act as a spam indicator and also says that ...
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Money in keywords?

Is it a good idea to put money in keywords e.g. 'Name of Item from £30' Will google not register the pound sign therefore registering 'Name of item from 30' which could be anything
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How do Search Engines handle Singular vs. Plural?

In a site's main menu, one link points to the page containing a list of links to several software packages. By following this link in the main menu, the user's action can be seen from two different ...
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no description when searching keyword in google

I am new with SEO, and i following a tutorial about meta tags... when i search my keyword in Google, I can only see the URL of my website but it has no description.... search in google: surebooked ...
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Looking for a CMS for specific requirements (Javascript, import/export…)

I heard about Joomla, Drupal, Wordpress, etc. but I don't know about their detailed features. I am looking for a content management system meeting the following requirements: Possibility to add ...
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How can I place keywords at the begining of a title and have it look natural?

As per this question, the first word in the <title> tag is usually treated with more importance than the rest of the <title> tag. How can I write naturally looking titles with the keyword ...
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SEO Keywords Blogging in Company Site

I have a question about how to develop SEO contents based on keywords. Let's say I have 10 keywords I want to rank so I began writing articles for those 10 keywords on my blog. However, there is only ...
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Impressions for brand keywords is more compared to non-brand?

I have noticed for my campaign that in Webmaster the impression for brand keywords is more compared to that of non-brand keywords. Any specific reason for this? Because the local search volume for ...
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Is it a good idea always bold or italic keywords for SEO?

Is it a good idea always bold or italic keywords in the page contents for SEO (Google)? (not programmatically, but in the most of cases, near the totality)
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How to promote your new website (when you have an old site with the same theme but higher PR)

In the situation that you have an old website registered under wordpress (for example aaa.wordpress.com). It became quite successful and you decided to purchase "aaa.com". On aaa.com, you continued ...
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Adaptive websites - considered keyword stuffing by Googlebot?

I work on a SEO-dependent content website, and we are in the process of making our site adaptive/responsive. More technically, we are using CSS media queries to apply different CSS styles as the size ...
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How much significance does Google give to the presence of search terms in the domain name?

When setting up a new website, how important is it to include keywords and potential search terms in the actual domain name? How heavily is this weighted when it comes to ranking highly on google ...
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Why does meta description exist when keywords doesn't?

My understanding is that the meta keywords tag was long since removed as it was far too open for abuse and gaming. Search engines are a lot more intelligent now, why is the same criticism of the meta ...
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How come keyword ranking checkers are never accurate

I am currently using a keyword ranking checker called authority lab. When I was using its test version, the rankings seemed accurate. Now I am paying for the professional version, only to find out the ...
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How to know what people search?

I have a web hosting and design company. I know that if I want a website, i search for web hosting. But not everyone is like that. How do I figure out what good keywords are? And more importantly, how ...
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Keyword in sub-domain good or keyword in sub folder? Which is good to manage? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Subdomain versus subdirectory Keyword in sub-domain good or keyword in sub folder keyword.abc.com or abc.com/keyword/ Which of this two is good to manage?
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Short keyword-only HTML Title or Long Titles - to rank better

I would like to know if long html titles should be used for pages instead of google adwords keyword tool based short titles - for SEO / Ranking purposes? I feel that it is a mistake to use short html ...
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Reset / Remove - Google Keywords

Summary: My site is ranking for filthy keywords and i would like to remove them from google ranking/keywords. Background: My server was hacked using the timthumb exploit/security vulnerability, ...
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301 redirect, keyword being in bold

Regarding 301; If I redirect no-www to www domain with 301 redirect, do I still have to determinate inside Google webmaster tools which version (www or nonwww) is prefered? Or is setting up redirect ...
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Number of keyword phrases

Does the number of keyword combinations used for SEO of a given website matter? Is it better to have five or thirty five?
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How do I do SEO for multiple search keywords that are similar but not the same

For example: I have an article about seo for urls. People may search for seo for urls seo urls in google seo url panda update google I want them to rank well for all of these search keywords. ...
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keyword choice - broad or exact?

Scenario: I have two keywords "Keyword one" has larger Exact search volume then "keyword two" but "keyword two" has larger Broad search volume then keyword one. Exact: "Keyword one" > "Keyword two" ...
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Where to get top 10 companies who have had paid the highest for PPC or CPC in Google Adwords

I want to know which company or website has paid the highest in a market for a particular keyword?
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Meta keywords single words or phrase?

It is acceptable or recommended to only use 1 keyword per delimiter? Or can we use a phrase? For example: car, Audi, Ferrari, Lamborgini vs Audi Car, Ferrari Car, Lamborgini Car What is ...
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Automatic exchange of synonyms for SEO?

If I have a website that targets a certain audience, but the keywords that are being searched for have a lot of synonyms that are being used equally often, would it make sense to exchange these words ...
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How to get the number of website or web pages competing for a specific keyword phrase?

How to get the number of website or webpages competing for a specific keywords phrase? I know one would be going to Google and checking one by one manually.
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Which among exact, phrase and broad justify my given keyword ? I am using google keyword tool

I am using google keyword tool, now I want to know, when I type back office in mumbai, without any quotes, which of these would represent that. [back office jobs in mumbai] - exact "back office ...
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How do I determine how many of my webpages rank on 1st page of Google, and for what terms?

How do I find out how many pages of a website ranks on the first page of Google? And for what terms? I mean, if the website has 100 webpages, I want to know: How many pages rank on first page ...
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Is there any direct/indirect relationship with the number of search results in choosing a successful keyword phrase?

Is there any direct/indirect relationship with the number of search results in choosing a successful keyword phrase? I have about 22,500,000 results for my keyword phrase, which I intend to target. ...
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Does google first search as per the user given order of keywords in search bar?

Does google first search as per the user given order of keywords in search bar? For example : I typed word1 word2 word3 word4 word5 in google search bar. Now my question is does google first ...
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What is this technique called and why it is done? [closed]

What is this technique called and why it is done? I typed to search for "cheap 2b memory card" in google with quotes. I find an alibaba link matching to my title, I opened it and saw the same title ...
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Is the meta tag for keywords not useful anymore? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are meta keywords worth the effort? I am not a SEO expert, I just know the very basics. Today I read an article and I am confused. If the metatag for keywords is not ...
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Keywords in domain name [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could I buy a domain name to increase traffic to my site like this? Let's assume we have a generic website "MyWebsiteAboutGamesAndThings.com". We discover that a lot of ...
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How can I check the position of newly indexed pages within Google Search

How can I check the position of newly indexed pages within Google Search Exactly what the title reads what is the best way of finding out the position and page number of newly indexed pages within ...
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How to plan a website, with dependency 80% on google organic search and 20% direct users? [closed]

How to plan a website, with dependency 80% on google organic search and 20% direct users? Please share your views, knowledge and experience... Thanks :)
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Is it Okay to add Keyword TAGS at the beginning or endiing of the post?

This question is bugging me from last few days.. I have seen many sites have 'TAGS' or 'INCOMING SEARCH ITEMS' and they have big list of keywords under it. Check out this example: One of my blog ...
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Google Webmaster Tools shows wrong keywords taken from the source code

Google Webmaster Tools is shows wrong keywords for my site. For example, it shows public_html php include_once and many more irrelevant keywords. I don't know why it's looking in the source ...
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Index Company Name but not other keywords

I'm working on a website that doesn't want it's content indexed by search engines because it only caters to a specific segment of the population. It purposefully wants to stay hidden from the general ...
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How to analyse the keyword density of an entire website?

My competitor has a forum where its customer post. I want to use all those threads to determine which keywords I should use on my own site, because forums have terms customers use and search for. I ...
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Best way to build links and target my keywords

Lest say I want to target "used cars" (i know, i know, tough keyword, etc... but this is for the sake of an example) Using google keywords webmaster tools, I have a list of keywords: They are exact ...
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Adding description for words on your website

I am creating a website with a lot of programming language, and words that are related to programming and application development. Now I like the idea to have a tooltip on certain words, let's say a ...
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Google SEO tool that shows search questions based on keywords?

An SEO told me that he recently read of a Google SEO tool that shows actual QUESTIONS (rather than queries = Google keyword tool) that are typed into Google, based on the keywords one enters. ...
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SEO/Keywords Monitoring service

Is there a good monitoring service for international sites? I have sites in many countries and I would like to get some monitoring service to track the visibility in Google for all the domains and ...
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How to use low competition keywords with large search volume effectively?

How to use low competition keywords with large search volume effectively? For example : I have keyword phrase "why does the" which produce 368,000 global searches (searxch type : phrase in google ...
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Does having my keyword phrase in every title of my page good?

Does having my keyword phrase in every title or in <strong></strong> tag, help my website to achieve a good rating or rise in my keyword in google? For example.... If I have "how does ...